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REA's Crash Course for the AP* Chemistry Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement* Score in Less Time

Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject.

Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement* Chemistry exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score?

If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP* Chemistry is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you:

Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know
The Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP* Chemistry course description outline and actual AP* test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in the major theories, principles, and concepts in Chemistry. The targeted review chapters prepare students for the test by only focusing on the topics tested on the AP* Chemistry exam, including atomic theory and structure, bonding, gasses, liquids and solids, solutions, and more.

Expert Test-taking Strategies
Written by an AP* Chemistry teacher, the author shares his detailed, question-level strategies in a student-friendly format. He explains the best way to answer the multiple-choice and essay questions and offers key test-taking tips. By following his expert advice, you can boost your overall point score.

Take REA's FREE Practice Exam
After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned. Our free practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP* exam, so you know you're studying the smart way.

Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP* Chemistry student must have.

When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement* exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP* Chemistry!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738606972
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 4/6/2010
  • Series: Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 16 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.06 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael D’Alessio earned his B.S. in Biology from Seton Hall University and his M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. In 2004, he earned his Executive Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Seton Hall University.  
Mr. D’Alessio has had an extensive career teaching all levels of mathematics and science, including AP* Chemistry, as well as biology, physics, algebra, geometry, calculus and statistics. Mr. D’Alessio serves as the Supervisor of the Mathematics and Business Department at Watchung Hills Regional High School in Warren, New Jersey, overseeing a department of 30 teachers. He also participates in numerous SAT* workshops around the country, preparing students for the mathematics portion of the test. 

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REA’s AP Chemistry Crash Course is the first book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any AP student who wants a quick refresher on the course. The Crash Course is based on a careful analysis of the AP Chemistry Course Description outline and actual AP test questions. 
Written by an AP teacher, our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in Chemistry. The targeted review chapters are grouped by topics, offering you a concise way to learn all the important facts, formulas, and terms before exam day. 

Unlike other test preps, REA’s AP Chemistry Crash Course gives you a review specifically focused on what you really need to study in order to ace the exam. The introduction discusses the keys for success and shows you strategies to help you build your overall point score. 

Parts Two through Six are a complete crash course in Chemistry. These 32 chapters focus on the subjects tested on the AP exam and cover everything from the Structure of Matter to Laboratory and
Chemical Calculations. The remaining chapters focus exclusively on the AP Chemistry exam
format. The author discusses major AP Chemistry themes and their relationship to the test, and also includes a chapter on the free response portion of the exam. 

No matter how or when you prepare for the AP Chemistry exam, REA’s Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can boost your score!  

If you would like to assess your test-readiness for the AP Chemistry exam after studying this Crash Course, you can access a complimentary full-length AP Chemistry practice exam at www.rea.com/crashcourse. This true-to-format test includes detailed explanations of answers and will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses before taking the actual AP exam.  

Good luck on your AP Chemistry exam! 

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Table of Contents

About This Book v

About Our Author vi

Acknowledgments vi

Part 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 Keys for Success on the AP Chemistry Exam 3

Part 2 Structure of Matter

Chapter 2 Atomic Theory 13

Chapter 3 Chemical Bonding 27

Chapter 4 Molecular Models 33

Chapter 5 Geometry of Molecules 37

Chapter 6 Nuclear Chemistry 43

Part 3 States of Matter

Chapter 7 Gases: Ideal Gases 49

Chapter 8 Gases: Kinetic Molecular Theory 63

Chapter 9 Liquids and Solids 67

Chapter 10 Solutions 71

Part 4 Reactions

Chapter 11 Reaction Types 79

Chapter 12 Stoichiometry 91

Chapter 13 Equilibrium 97

Chapter 14 Kinetics 109

Chapter 15 Thermodynamics 115

Part 5 Descriptive Chemistry

Chapter 16 Chemical Reactivity 127

Chapter 17 Relationships in the Periodic Table 133

Chapter 18 Organic Chemistry 139

Part 6 Laboratory and Chemical Calculations

Chapter 19 Making Observations 145

Chapter 20 Recording Data 149

Chapter 21 Calculations 153

Chapter 22 Communication of Results 155

Chapter 23 Percent Composition 163

Chapter 24 Empirical and Molecular Formula 165

Chapter 25 Molar Masses 169

Chapter 26 Gas Law Calculations 173

Chapter 27 Stoichiometric Calculations 177

Chapter 28 Mole Fraction/Partial Pressure Calculations 181

Chapter 29 Faraday's Laws 185

Chapter 30 Equilibrium 187

Chapter 31 Nernst Equation 189

Chapter 32 Thermochemistry 191

Chapter 33 Kinetics 193

Chapter 34 Major AP Chemistry Laboratory Themes and Their Relationship to the Test 195

Chapter 35 Free-Response Writing 215

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  • Posted July 27, 2010

    Helped me get a 4 on AP chemistry exam.

    This is a really good book that manages to cram a full year of chemistry into a small book. It is only meant to be a thorough review of the content you have ALREADY learned and is therefore not a substitute. This is definitely worth the money!

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